Removals to Portugal from Spain

Looking for a Trusted Removal Company to Move you to Portugal from Spain?

Removals Company to Portugal from Spain

Then Matthew James Removals & Storage in Spain should be your first port of call. With 3 depots in Spain; Mijas, Madrid & Barcelona and are able to offer collection from any region in Spain, from city apartments to rural villas.

You can be rest assured that Matthew James are able to take care of every aspect of your move to Portugal,  from any property big or small with delivery door to door / room to room to any local or national Portuguese destination.

Although you are looking for a Spanish Removal Company choose one of the British one’s based in Spain such as Matthew James.

Our company has been accredited to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. We are members of IAM (International Association of Movers), the world’s largest trade association for the global moving industry.

We also offer weekly removals to Portugal from the UK for full or part load removals.

Matthew James firmly believe no other company can match our quality of service for the same price Spanish or English.

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Parking for Removal Lorry in Portugal

Lisbon is an old city of narrow, winding streets built on seven steep hills so on-street parking spaces are few, especially at night in the popular downtown Bairro Alto, Baixa and Chiado areas, and parking tickets, clamping and police fines are rigorously applied. You also need to consider whether a large removal vehicle will be able to access your property, you may require a tranship vehicle this is charge extra as all your furniture and personal effects will need transhipping from the large vehicle to a smaller vehicle and then carried into your property.

  • Some places require a residents or company parking permit (Cartaõ de Residente) during work hours between 08:00-18:00
  • Some places require residents parking permits (Cartões de Residente) at all times, particularly in residential zones

please make sure you notify Matthew James of any parking restriction for your Portuguese property upon quotation

Your Portuguese Removal Quote Includes:

  • Insurance

  • Hanging Wardrobe boxes

  • Tailor Made Padded Sofa Covers

  • Boxes, Paper, Tape

  • Hanging Wardrobe boxes

  • Plastic Mattress covers

  • Carpet Protectors

  • Bannister/Interior Protection

  • Modern, Clean and reliable vehicles

Our Portuguese Relocation Services Includes:


Portugal / Europe Shared Load

European Shared Load Services

A part/shared load service is a cost effective way to move your goods to and from your destination. The reason this service is so cost effective is that you share the vehicle with other consignments and therefore the vehicle costs are also shared. All consignments are individually prepared, numbered, labelled and inventoried to ensure all items are correctly delivered to you. The main advantage of a part loads to Europe service is that you will receive the Matthew James service of excellence at the most cost effective price.

Portugal / Europe Premium Service

A direct service combines Matthew James’ service of excellence with the added advantage of a dedicated collection date and express delivery timescale. Handling of your effects is minimised as they remain on the same vehicle throughout. Although your delivery will be carried out in conjunction with other clients’ consignments, this means you will share the cost of the vehicle and your consignment will be prioritised for onward delivery typically within 7-10 days of collection.

Portugal Dedicated Service

A dedicated service gives you the flexibility to choose your collection and delivery dates. This service means you will have exclusive use of one of our bespoke removal vehicles. This service guarantees the Matthew James service of excellence and peace of mind that your moving dates can be fixed, allowing you the convenience to make travel arrangements and plan your arrival. All delivery dates are subject to EU laws on driving time. We can confirm the timing prior to any booking.

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    At Matthew James we are committed to ensuring your big moving day to Portugal runs smoothly and stress free.

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    1. Small vehicles for collecting your european move

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    2. Example of a chair before export packing and after.

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    3. Sideboard fully export wraped, numbered and inventoried.

    4. All fabrics are fully plastic wrapped to enable them to stay free of dust.

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    5. Hanging wardrobe boxes for all your hanging clothes.

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    6. Label with item’s number, details and description.

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    7. Full numbered inventory of everyitem and its description.

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    8. Your goods arrive safely on our road train at its destination.

    Moving to Portugal from Spain

    If you’re an EU national , you don’t require official approval to live or work in Portugal, although you still require a residence card ( autorização de residência) . If you visit Portugal to look for work, you have 180 days in which to find employment or establish a business and apply for a residence card . EU nationals who come to Portugal to work for a period of less than three months and seasonal workers whose work duration doesn’t exceed eight months, don’t require a residence card. Employees whose work period will last more than three months and less than 12 months require a temporary residence permit valid for the duration of their employment contract.

    Although a developed country and a high income country, Portugal has the lowest GDP per capita in Western Europe and its population has one of the lowest incomes per head among member states of the European Union. visit the government website for more info

    The average wage in Portugal is 1,039 € per month (net), and the minimum wage, which is regulated/ref by law, is €485 per month. As of March 2012, the unemployment rate is at 14.8%. see this link for cost of living in portugal

    Portugal is among the 20 most visited countries in the world, receiving an average of 13 million foreign tourists each year. Tourism is playing an increasingly important role in Portugal’s economy. Most tourists in Portugal are British-, Spanish- or German-origin visitors. The main tourist regions, also popular for expats can be broken-down into: the Greater Lisbon, the Algarve, Greater Porto and Northern Portugal, the Portuguese Islands ( Madeira and Azores), and Alentejo. Other tourist regions include Douro Sul, Templários, Dão-Lafões, Costa do Sol, Costa Azul, Planície Dourada, that are unknown to many tourists or visitors.

    Property prices in the country are projected to continue falling for the remainder of the year. Demand for Portuguese properties is expected to remain weak in 2013. There are no restrictions on foreign property ownership in Portugal and transaction costs are generally low. The unbelievable value that is now available to those thinking about a retirement  property or a property that will produce an income long term. Many owners are keen to realise the value of their property by selling them now. This has created a great opportunity for buyers, allowing them to pick up excellent 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom apartments or houses near the beach or inland at prices that were unattainable 1 year ago

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    Transport in Portugal

    By the early 1970s Portugal’s fast economic growth with increasing consumption and purchase of new automobiles set the priority for improvements in transportation. Again in the 1990s, after joining the European Economic Community, the country built many new motorways. On many highways, toll needs to be paid, see Via Verde . Vasco da Gama bridge is the longest bridge in Europe. A national railway system that extends throughout the country and into Spain, is supported and administered by Comboios de Portugal .

    The major seaports are located in Leixões, Aveiro, Figueira da Foz, Lisbon, Setúbal, Sines and Faro.

    The two largest metropolitan areas have subway systems: Lisbon Metro  and Metro Sul do Tejo in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area and Porto Metro in the Porto Metropolitan Area, each with more than 35 km (22 mi) of lines. In Portugal, Lisbon tram services have been supplied by the Companhia de Carris de Ferro de Lisboa (Carris), for over a century. In Porto, a tram network operated by Sociedade de Transportes Colectivos do Porto (STCP) , of which only a tourist line on the shores of the Douro remain.


    There are many expat forums on the internet with people previously seeking to move to Portugal from Spain or UK, these can be of a great help in wanting any help or advice, below are just a few links that may be of help


    Matthew James Removals travels to Portugal from Spain weekly and they are able to offer very competitive rates for Part Loads or Full Loads to any destination in Portugal By Road: 

    ✓ removals to Lisbon ✓ Removals to Porto ✓ Removals to Guimarães ✓ Removals to Vila Nova de Gaia  ✓ Removals to Viseu ✓ Removals to Braga ✓ Removals to Rio Tinto ✓ Removals to Amadora ✓ Removals to Aveiro ✓ Removals to Funchal ✓ Removals to Odivelas ✓ Removals to Coimbra ✓ Removals to Matosinhos ✓ Removals to the Algarve ✓ Removals to Madeira ✓ Removals to Azores ✓ Removals to Amora ✓ Removals to Almada ✓ Removals to Ponta Delgada

    If you are moving To or From any of the areas listed above then please don’t hesitate to contact our Bi-Lingual Staff for more information, advice or a Competitive Price for your Move to Portugal

    Our Branches in Spain

    Matthew James Removals & Storage SL
    Calle Alonso Cano 19
    Poligono Industrial
    Estepona, Malaga
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    C/Anselm Clave
    S/N Pol 16, Sant Feliu
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    Tel: (0034) 931 84 54 94
    Tel: 0044 (0) 1322 251 000

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